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Does anybody have any interview from the AXA for the Investment Operations Administrator? what do they ask in the interview?
your help will be really appreciated..
didnt have a presentation stage just went straight to the assessment centre as did most of the other candidates. day started out with a written exercise very similar to the deloitte e-tray test.. had to identify the issues with a companies expanision plans. next was a role play exercise having to update your manager on the progress of a project and identify his priorities - they change some of the information half way through so be prepared for curve balls.
next a competency interview in which four main questions were asked and then followup questions.. the questions are chosen at random from a booklet btu i got questions on teamwork, leadership and commitment.. after the interview we had lunch with all the graduates and assessors. the final bit of the day was a role play exercise where you had to look at the customer satisfaction surveys for four different call centres and identify three areas of concern and suggest ideas to improve them. the atmosphere of the day was really relaxed and friendly, there are no trick questions and they want you to succeed. havent heard back yet - not sure if i got it as there were 3-4 spots available out of the 12 that were there, and im assuming there is at least one more AC .. but actually quite a fun day and a good experience/practice.
Hi Guys, I've just had my AXA presentation interview today and thought I should post here while my minds still fresh. The interview starts off with a presentation to 2 interviewers, for which they provided the brief in the original email. After this the interviewers would ask you questions based on your presentation and then move on to ask questions based on your CV. They also asked me some questions about financial and regulation issues affecting AXA and also it is worth researching different AXA businesses such as AXA PPP Healthcare (something which I did not prepare for!) Finally the interview ends with a couple of competency based questions, mines were regarding a long term project worked towards and i think a difficult challenge we had to encounter. I hope it helps!
Thank you so much for sharing ShahZzza. Although the information provided is very much appreciated, would you be able to tell me some more about it? I will just write my questions which I hope you would be kind enough to answer:
1) What were the order of activities? e.g. Company presentation, individual interviews, role play etc. what were the order?
2) In the individual interviews, how many questions did they ask you? You advised to research AXA PPP Healthcare. Could you share what question they asked you for this? how long roughly did it last?
3) How was your role play? what was it like? what was your role? how long roughly did it last?
4) for the written question, what did you have to do? could you kindly share what you wrote in there, if you remember? How long did it last?
5) group exercise - could you provide me some tips for this? and what do the assessors ask us to do? how long did it last?
I understand that it may take some time of yours in answering my questions. However, if I do not get any job, I will be deported back to my country and have to give up my passion in here, just to go and serve the army for a year or two. I would really appreciate your help! thank you ShahZzza
Anyone for the assessment centre ???
I've got a first round actuarial interview for AXA coming up next week and just wanted to ask if anyone has had one recently and how it was structured? Was it competency based? What kind of questions did they ask?
Would really appreciate any help or advice, muchos gracias! =)
Hi mnn78, thank you for post, I found it extremely helpful. I have been invited to an interview next week, just wondering do u remember the questions which they ask? Many thanks again and I hope ur successful with ur application.
Hey guys, so I've been asked about my experience at the AC by a couple of people, so I thought I'd post it here:
So first there was a presentation by the company, it was really laid back and friendly, then we introduced ourselves and were briefly introduced to the assessors. Then we had our individual interviews. For everyone that I spoke to at the AC, we felt our initial interviews went better than the ones at the AC. I'm not sure why that's the case. I think the questions themselves may be less structured. They asked competency questions that were pretty similar I think to the ones we were asked at the initial interview, there was something about teamwork, I think one of them was, a time when you didn't work well in a team? but im not sure. They definitely asked us what further research we've done on AXA since our initial interview, specifically info about the company and the role you're applying for. Maybe check news articles, maybe even wikijobs because you're looking for information from people with experience in that area, etc.
Then we had the role play. We were playing the role of a future leader graduate, representing the team manager who is away, at a meeting with the manager of a change implementation project. You have to update the assessor (the other manager) on the progress of the project and ask her what her priorities are going forward. Some information will be there in full, while other bits will be missing, so you'll have to say that you're missing some, but that you'll get back to her asap with the rest of the details (that's what I did anyway, I'm not sure if that's right, but that's what made sense to me). During the role play, the assessor will throw in a piece of conflicting information, for us they told us that part of the implementation plan wasn't happening anymore, and I think what you need to do is find out why and negotiate the change with the manager and say that you think more communication is needed between both parties in order to justly weigh out the benefits and drawbacks of each scenario. Then at the end of the role play, the assessor watching and taking notes, will ask you a set of questions about your performance. The point is to see whether or not you are aware of where you need to improve and to self-evaluate your performance. They asked questions like how do you think you were perceived by the manager (assessor), mention 2 things you could've done better, etc. So for example, if you have to refer to your notes a lot, you could say that it would've been better if you didn't do that so that you were seen as more knowledgeable or something.
Next we had an 80 mins written exercise. I don't remember the specifics of this. It was something to do with your manager asking you to give them a brief overview of another company's performance using the information provided and recommending a way to get them to become customers of yours. And the second component was reviewing the performance of one of the company's call centers that was underperforming, and you have to look at the figures provided and mention where the problem areas are and what can be done to fix this, e.g. to motivate staff and get them engaged in their work, which could improve absenteeism rates.
Then we had lunch with the assessors, use this time to get to know them on a less formal basis, however, you're always being assessed, so make sure you stay on your game. Try and reach them on a personal level and get them to like you and see that you have potential.
Then our final task was the group exercise. We were each given information about the performance of a call center and had to identify what our key problem areas were for our particular call center. Then we had to discuss our problem areas with the group and list the 3 problem areas that we as a group rank as the most important, so that those 3 are included in the training program that will be rolled out to all the call centers. We also had to mention why we chose those three and why not others and how we were going to communicate this program to the employees at the call centers so that they would all be on board with the training program. All this time, we are being watched by about 4 assessors. Then once the time is up, we have to present our findings to another assessor in 5 mins and describe how and why we came to these conclusions.
That's about it. 4 tasks. It was a pretty long day. It was pretty laid back though, the atmosphere was really relaxed, but don't get too relaxed, you're being assessed the whole time. Good luck! I didn't get the job but I hope this helps. pm me if you have further questions.
Hey, I did it for Future Leaders, let me know if you want any information on my experience. Probably won't be exactly like yours, but I assume it'll be of a similar structure.
Did u apply for the Actuarial one ?? for mine they haven't set the date yet ...
how did urs go ??
hey nhl01, I did one a couple of weeks ago, when do you have yours?
Hey guys ,
Did any one else hear bk about AC places???
I was recently told that I got through to AC stage .
has any one been to AXA AC yet ??
Does anyone know what kind of tests do they have ??
Parsely, they told me 1-2 weeks. I had mine on the 30th (last Monday) and they said I'd hear this week.
Btw I'm applying to the future leaders one as well. Let me know how you get on
Thanks for all the information everyone. That's really weird that they said the AC places have been filled. Hopefully they'll open up another one soon for you guys.
Parsely, I would think you should hear pretty soon, probably sometime next week. Good luck!
Hi, I had my interview on the 26th Jan, when do they get back to you if you are successful or not for the Assessment centre?
Also, I just went online and they have extended their future leaders business programme deadline to the 3rd March.
All the AC places are filled?! My interviewer didn't mention this!
Hope they do open another one, I'll be really upset if I don't manage to make it to the next round because of this :(
I had mine very recently .. its the same as above really ... competencies on the website and motivational questions .
My interviewer was very nice . Don't know how well I did tho . They did say all the AC places are filled now but planning to open a another AC ..
Thank you soo much for the advice ...
nhl01, hope your interview went well! Got any additional advice for me? I have an interview coming up, and would really appreciate anything you could add.
It was mostly competency based. but I just had a chat with the interviewer instead of question and answer. I got through to the AC. try to think of examples in your work and life experience. it's about knowing yourself. not knowing the questions.
Thanks for the advice ...seems like u had ur interview while ago .. was it fully competency based ? do u mind me asking what kind of questions u got ...
I would really appreciate ur help ...
btw did u get through to the next round ?? AC ??
Thanks soo much xx
@nhl01 did u have your interview yet? i have mine in 3 days, i have no idea what to expect and would really appreciate your help. hope yours went great.
I just had one, so hope I can help!
As someone else mentioned on another thread, it's in two sections. First section is typical questions about why AXA and why actuary, and things like that. Second, much longer section is competency based, and is based on the graduate competencies they describe on the website. No particularly hard questions, and the interviewer I had was really lovely, and really made me feel at ease. Hope this helps.
I got AXA interview coming up .. has anyone got any hints or advice ??
Hi, I have an invitation to take online SHL tests at AXA but I have there is hardly any info about the structure. Is it going to be numerical and verbal or others too?
Thanks in advance
Hi, I have an AXA interview coming up. Does anyone who's had it already know what it's like? I know that it lasts 1.30h . It seems really long. Any advise would be appreciated!
is anyone else attending the AC on 18th July- next Monday? if you are please PM me- we will get in touch!
I have an AXA AC coming up very soon and was wondering whether you will be kind enough to recall your experiences from your AC. I know yours was some time ago but whatever you can remember i.e. whether they do random SHL tests? types of exercises through out the day, any pointers and suggestions, the written exam etc- basically anything you can help me with will be really appreciated. Cheers
I have an assessment centre coming up for AXA Insurance Actuarial (General Insurance) Graduate Programme. I was wondering if anyone could detail what happens at AXA AC if anyone has been before, as I am very nervous and don't really know how to prepare. How did you prepare for the AC? Also, what is the anaylysis presentation? It also says there will be a group exercise, written exercise. Can anyone give me more information please.
I would really appreciate it. Thanks! :)
There are loads of threads on this very same forum describing what happens on actuarial AC including presentations. For example try Aon Hewitt and Aviva's etc.
What was the AXA's SHL test consisted of ? time, questions ?
could anyone help? anyone? ;( please?
How was your A/C? I have been sent the link for online tests without any much info on there, apart from the fact that its from SHL. Could you please tell me if the test consists of all 3 aspects: Numerical, Verbal and Inductive reasoning? and how were they?
If passed, what kind of Qs should I be ready for , for the phone interview and assessment?
I've an invitation for AC with AXA for the graduate marketing position. Have any of u guys have any idea on the structure and description of the exercises? Any real time experiences shared will be most helpful.
Hi mate, I have placed this message on the forum, awaiting your reply. Please please please help me if you can.
Hi Jobless, How was your A/C? I have been sent the link for online tests without any much info on there, apart from the fact that its from SHL. Could you please tell me if the test consists of all 3 aspects: Numerical, Verbal and Inductive reasoning? and how were they? If passed, what kind of Qs should I be ready for , for the phone interview and assessment? Thnx :)
I hope u did well. What the axa shl test consisted of ?
How many questions, what time etc
Help is much appreciated!
Do they take aptitude tests (numerical/verbal) for actuarial or any other programme (BGP in my case) at A/C ?? If yes is it already mentioned in A/C invitation e-mail or is it a surprise test ??
I have been asked for a written exercise which does not mention what kind of exercise it wud be ?
Different divisions have different ACs. We've applied to different division.
Does anyone has to or in past taken an A/C with AXA for any graduate role ? And how would that be ?
I have my assessment next month for BGP at AXA.
I have an A/C coming up in a couple of weeks and would be extremely grateful if those who have recently had their A/Cs, shared their experience
Your comments are hugely appreciated.
I also have an actuarial interview coming up too. I've secured another job, so not sure if I should go to the interview at AXA. Just wondered if anyone would mind sharing what the interview and A/C is like- that will help make up my mind!
I have had an interview and have an invitation to a/c. btw jobless, what area of actuarial did you apply and what location?
Life office-Bristol. Whens your AC and where you applied.
I applied in early October and got an invitation to tests about 3-4 weeks later. Good luck!
Has anyone got through to the AC?
Surely there must be someone who has had an interview!
Or will I be the only person at the AC. lol
i have not heard anything back yet. when did u send ur application? i applied on the 11th of nov....
How has your university careers service been most useful?